American singer, Shaffer Chimere Smith, better known as Ne-Yo, has revealed his intentions to collaborate with Nigerian artistes like Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tems, and Ckay.
He said this during a press conference with Flytime music on 22nd December as he was set to headline the music festival on the same night.
Speaking at the conference, he stated that he never knew he had such a fan base in Lagos.
He said, “I remember being pleasantly surprised the first time I came to Lagos, Nigeria. I genuinely had no idea that I had such an amazing fan base here”.
The Miss Independent crooner then talked about the Nigerian style of music, afrobeats, and his intention to delve into the genre.
He said, “For me to sit with producers and go and be like, ‘Let’s do some afrobeat today’, I’ll feel like an imposter.
“If I want to get into it, I want to be invited by an artiste who’s already there. Let me feature on an artiste who’s already there or I get an artiste who’s already there to feature on something of mine, so that’s authentic and real.
“I’ll love to collaborate with some African artistes. Wizkid is on the list, Tems is on the list, Burna Boy is on the list, and Ckay is on the list.
“I’m just waiting on a phone call basically. I don’t have anybody’s number for me to call. I’m waiting for them to call me.”